• Zoom into Meetings!

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Our Tuesday 9:30 Team Meetings have always been a little bit fun, but now that we’re all meeting via Zoom, it might be (more…)

  • Great Financial Advisor Websites

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    On the Internet, the book does get judged by its cover. In other words, a website’s design is often cited as the key factor in assessing the (more…)

  • Ready to Learn More DocuSign Features? Watch Now!

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 30, 2020

    Part 2 of our DocuSign Workshop Series is here! View this video to learn how to add security codes to your documents, explore Discovery Forms and more! (more…)

  • DTC Extends Shutdown Until April 6

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 30, 2020

    Due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, on Saturday, March 28, the Depository Trust Company (DTC) has extended the suspension of all physical processing (more…)

  • Signatures Needed? Use DocuSign!

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 26, 2020

    If you are trying to obtain client signatures during this period of social distancing, try DocuSign! (more…)

  • Quodd Equity+ Work-from-Home Special Offer

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 26, 2020

    QUODD, a leading provider of real time market data, is offering free access for new users to their real time securities workstation product Equity+ for the next two months. (more…)

  • Q2-2020 Advisory Fee Billing Update

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 26, 2020

    WIS Advisors – we hope you are all staying safe and healthy. As we approach the end of this first quarter, we wanted to update you on the upcoming Q2-2020 fee billing period. (more…)

  • Ban on Short Selling American Depository Receipts (ADRs)

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Effective immediately, in response to recent short sale bans by several securities regulators in European Union countries, Fidelity Investments is no longer supporting short sales of (more…)

  • Make Mobile Check Deposits with Fidelity

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    As reminder, NFS/Fidelity Custody offers Mobile Deposit to all our advisors. It’s a quick and simple application that will save you and your client mailing time or a drive to the office. (more…)

  • How to Protect Against COVID-19 Scams

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The overwhelming amount of news coverage surrounding the novel coronavirus has created a new danger — phishing attacks looking to exploit public fears about the sometimes-deadly virus. (more…)

  • IRA Contributions Extended Until July 15

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The IRS has confirmed that contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) plans are given until July 15, 2020, providing more time to contribute for 2019. (more…)

  • Wealthbox Advisor Forum (Webinar Only) – Thu, 3/26

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Western International Securities (WIS) now offers Wealthbox CRM technology to its advisor teams nationwide. Join this webinar to learn more about our partnership (more…)

  • Fidelity Webcast: Int’l Market Update – Wed, 3/25

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 23, 2020

    Tune in to hear Fidelity’s market experts share insights on the current state of international markets, and how they are looking for investment opportunities and navigating volatility today. (more…)

  • DTC Announces Shutdown for the Week of March 23

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 23, 2020

    Effective immediately, the Depository Trust Company (DTC) is suspending all physical processing services until, at the earliest, Monday, March 30, due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. (more…)

  • Leveraged and Inverse Exchange Traded Products

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 23, 2020

    In light of recent market conditions, the Compliance Team would like to remind everyone that WIS does not permit the solicitation of leveraged or inverse Exchange Trade Products (ETPs). (more…)

  • WIS Remains Open For Business

    By westernadmin | Sunday, March 22, 2020

    CEO Don Bizub's special message to the WIS community as we implement our business continuity plan during the COVID-19 crisis. (more…)

  • IRS UPDATE: Tax Deadline Extended

    By westernadmin | Friday, March 20, 2020

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced in a tweet that Tax Day is moving from April 15 to July 15. (more…)

  • NFS Year-End Statement CD-ROMs

    By westernadmin | Friday, March 20, 2020

    National Financial offers the option of ordering a Year-End Rollup Statement CD-ROM. The Year-End Rollup Statement CD-ROM contains copies of (more…)

  • NRA 1042-S Mailing

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Pershing began mailing the 2019 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, to nonresident clients, March 16, 2020. (more…)

  • IRS Filing Update

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    On Tuesday, March 17, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced during a White House briefing that the IRS will waive interest and penalty charges for 90 days (more…)

  • Dress Up Days Are Our Good Luck Charm!

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    We're taking a break from the news and putting our worries aside for a moment to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! (more…)

  • COVID-19: WIS Response and Action Plan Update

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 16, 2020

    We hope you are doing well. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increases its impact on our communities, we want to update you about the steps we are taking across our business. (more…)

  • Regulation Best-Interest Training Update

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 16, 2020

    Western will offer a series of training sessions, March 17, 2020, March 24, 2020, and March 31, 2020, beginning at 1:30 pm PST, to provide guidance on (more…)

  • FINRA Alert Explains Changes to RMD Rules

    By westernadmin | Monday, March 16, 2020

    The updated investor alert explains some “tricky” new requirements, specifically if a variable annuity is held in an IRA. (more…)

  • Women’s Symposium 2020 Postponed to Fall

    By westernadmin | Friday, March 13, 2020

    Due to the uncertainty and concerns we are all experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the (more…)

  • Yesenia’s African Adventure!

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 12, 2020

    From spotting giraffes and riding camels in Niger to exploring the Moroccan port city of Casablanca, Yesenia (more…)